“Gandini Juggling. Not just leaders in their field but trail blazers who have reinvented the relationship between contemporary theatre, dance and Circus” -- Lyn Gardner, renowned British critic
When juggling meets contemporary dance, you get a dialogue full of amazement and ingenuity.
Gandini Juggling, a pioneering juggling group from the UK and winner of the Total Theatre Award and Asian Arts Award at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, will return to "Tai Kwun Circus Plays" this year after their stunning work SIGMA in 2018. This time, they present LIFE Event No. 2 – a customized outdoor show for Tai Kwun.
LIFE Event No. 2 takes excerpts from Smashed 2 and LIFE – the troupe's recently acclaimed works that paid tributes respectively to the greatest dance gurus of the 20th century, Pina Bausch and Merce Cunningham – and extends the selections to an outdoor show. Gandini Juggling breaks down the barriers of various art forms by masterly merging the abstractions and theatre elements of contemporary dance with acrobatics, blending free-flowing music with mind-blowing acrobatic skills, and fusing agile poetry with unique humour. Together with Jennifer Goggans of Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the energetic show is not-to-be-missed for dance lovers.
Produced By: Gandini Juggling (UK)
Choreogrpher and Director: Sean Gandini
Choreographer and Assistant Director: Kati Ylä-Hokkala
Rehearsal Master: Emma Lister
Performers: Erin O’toole, Benjamin Beaujard, Sean Gandini, Kati Ylä-Hokkala, Jose Triguero, Yu-Hsien Wu, Emma Lister, Jennifer Goggans
- Performance Duration: 30 minutes
- Suitable for all ages
- Activities are subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.